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A Woman of No Importance, Second Edition (New Mermaids)

by Oscar Wilde

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Published by R.S. Means Company .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsIan Small (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7454811M
ISBN 100393900711
ISBN 109780393900712

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London: John Lane at the Sign of the Bodley Head, Oh. no one. No one in particular. A woman of no importance. [Throws letter down, and passes up the steps of the terrace with Mrs.

Allonby. They smile at each other.] Act Drop. SECOND ACT. SCENE. Drawing-room at Hunstanton, after dinner, lamps lit. Door L.C. Door R.C. [Ladies seated on sofas.] Mrs. Allonby. What a comfort it is to have got rid. Sonia Purnell is a biographer and journalist who has worked at The Economist, The Telegraph, and The Sunday book Clementine: The Life of Mrs.

Winston Churchill (published as First Lady in the UK) was chosen as a book of the year by The Telegraph and The Independent, and was a finalist for the Plutarch first book, Just Boris, was longlisted for the Orwell prize/5().

Industry Reviews. A gripping, relevant and timely read about a remarkable woman from a talented writer - Deborah Frances-White, author of The Guilty Feminist. Riveting one of the most breath-taking stories yet told of female courage behind enemy lines - Sarah Helm, author of If This Is A Woman and A Life In Secrets.

Impressively researched and compellingly written, this brilliant 4/5(1). A Woman of No Importance The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II (Book): Purnell, Sonia: "The never-before-told story of one woman's heroism that changed the course of the Second World War Inthe Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies.

We must find and destroy her." This spy was Virginia Hall, a young. A Woman of No Importance is a play by Irish playwright Oscar play premièred on 19 April at London's Haymarket Wilde's other society plays, it satirizes English upper-class society.

It has been performed on stages in Europe and North America since his death in   A Woman of No Importance is a play by Irish playwright Oscar Wilde. The play premièred on 19 April at London's Haymarket Theatre.

Like Wilde's other society plays, it satirizes English upper-class society. It has been performed on stages in Europe and North America since his death in /5(4).

'A Woman of no Importance' A brilliant memoir of Virginia Hall, Baltimore socialite, and probably the most unlikely spy to emerge in the early days of WWII. She worked for the Special Operations Executive (SOE) throughout much of the war, later as an officer of the OSS and its metamorphosis into the CIA/5().

A Woman of No Importance The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II (Book): Purnell, Sonia: "The never-before-told story of one woman's heroism that changed the course of the Second World War. Inthe Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies.

We must find and destroy her.". FIRST EDITION. One of just 50 large paper copies printed on hand made paper. Small 4to.( X inches). Original buckram with gilt lettering to the spine. Attractive floral designs by Charles Shannon in gilt to the spine and both boards.

Spine and hinge edges of boards cloth is darkened but the gilt is still bright. Fore and bottom page edges are untrimmed. Offsetting to the blank free. Ian Small is Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham.

He is the author of a number of critical studies on Wilde and has edited several of Wilde's works, including a scholarly edition of Wilde's second society comedy, A Woman of No Importance, also published in the New Mermaids series.4/5(5).In A Woman of No Importance, Oscar Wilde explores themes of gender equality, social hypocrisy and Victorian-era sexual mores.

The story focuses on Gerald Arbuthnot, a young man born to a single. A Woman of No Importance The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win WWII (Book): Purnell, Sonia: "The never-before-told story of one woman's heroism that changed the course of the Second World War Inthe Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies.

We must find and destroy her." This spy was Virginia Hall, a young American .